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January 18th, 2013

A compromise on gun control

January 18, 2013

 

As a grandfather still grieving over the devastating loss of 80 peoples’ grandkids, I have spent a lot of time in the recent weeks, processing what can really be done to stop these catastrophes. As with all the major problems facing our country, to really be effective, we need an “all of the above” approach.

A shining example

January 18, 2013

 

The recent Poetry Out Loud recitation contest at Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre is a shining example of the importance of culture and community. Poetry is designed to be recited, and the kids, some from as far away as Coleville, did a masterful job and gained tremendous experience in expressing themselves in front of a live audience.

January 11th

Kudos for Double Eagle Resort

January 11, 2013

 

I want to give kudos to Double Eagle Resort and its staff for their efforts and investment in creating a new cross-country skiing opportunity in June Lake. 

The new groomed path in Silver Lake Meadow is great!

Joe Blommer

June Lake

Thank you from the Angel Giving Tree

January 11, 2013

 

The Angel Giving Tree would like to thank the town of Mammoth Lakes and all of the people who selected names from the tree at Vons and bought presents for those children. 

Special thanks also to those organizations who donated money to help us with certificates and presents for the children, especially Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Sudden Link, Suresave-Self-Storage and the Mammoth and Bridgeport offices of Mono County Office of Education.

Are our airline subsidies working against us?

January 11, 2013

 

This is our experience-you decide.

Flying home to Mammoth from our vacation, we over-nighted in Dallas.  The next morning, Dec. 19 , we got up at 2:30 a.m. to catch the early flight to LAX in order to make the morning flight on Alaska/Horizon Air to Mammoth.   We purposely had booked that flight so we could get back to work that afternoon during this busy holiday period.

An inspiring evening of poetry

January 11, 2013

 

I want thank all of those who made last Saturday’s Mono County Finals of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest possible.

It was an inspiring evening of poetry recitation that was moving and thought provoking. Thank you to the judges: Jo Bacon, Malcolm Clark, Stacey Coreless, Noelle Deinken, Bartshe Miller; the accuracy judge Blaire Lee; the prompter and County coach—poet Eva Poole Gilson; the tabulator—Tabby Mannetter; the sound and lighting tech Tim Casey.

Thank you Mammoth community!

January 11, 2013

 

The Mammoth High School Boosters wish to thank all Mammoth locals, businesses, second homeowners and visitors who supported our Christmas tree sales this year.

Boosters raised over $15,000 to support MHS sports teams, band, cheer, and other MHS organizations making this one of the most successful fundraisers ever.

To all my wonderful patients

January 11, 2013

 

I have received great personal reward from dentistry over the years, but the time has come for me to retire from private practice.

Although I won’t be seeing you in my office, you and your family will remain in my thoughts. I appreciate the confidence you have placed in me by allowing me to serve your dental needs.

To all my wonderful patients

January 11, 2013

 

I have received great personal reward from dentistry over the years, but the time has come for me to retire from private practice.

Although I won’t be seeing you in my office, you and your family will remain in my thoughts. I appreciate the confidence you have placed in me by allowing me to serve your dental needs.

Mono County

January 11, 2013

 

We went looking for the face of Mono County this week, but we didn’t find it.

We tried straining our ears for the voice of Mono County, but it was so quiet in Bridgeport that all we heard was the breeze fanning the fog over the Mono Basin and the occasional—and distant—roar of a snowmobile.

The curious vacuum in the county’s halls of politics has taken nearly everyone by surprise.

January 4th

Let’s not live in fear

January 4, 2013

 

I am writing to respond to the article on the cover of the Dec.21 edition titled “Atmospheric river” pattern threatens to flood California.”

I can understand the impact which occurred in December 1861 and the devastation it must of had. However things aren’t exactly the same as 1861.

All the major rivers in southern California are hundreds of feet wide and deep, lined with concrete.

Thank you Council and Staff: Happy New Year!

January 4, 2013

 

We all need to start the New Year with a pat on the back to the Mammoth Lakes Town Council and Staff.

They solved the MLLA judgment crisis without taxing the innocent. We should all appreciate how hard it is to make difficult decisions that affect people and friends. The Council could have taken the easy way out by taxing homeowners. Thankfully, they did not follow that unfair path. Thank you.

The Visitors

January 4, 2013

 

Now that the first round of High Holidays are on the ebb, we’re left on the edge of speechlessness.

In a word, “Wow” might do it. Given two words, we’d say “Holy Smokes!”

No one around here can remember Mammoth being so packed in a two-week period. Matthew Lehman, a lifelong Mammothite who just happens to be the mayor of our little burg, said the other day he can’t remember one like it.

December 28th, 2012

A sonnet for Fido

December 28, 2012

 

honestly,

i dont have a dog.

and truthfully,

i used to laugh at your column (blush).

but lately,

i look forward to it.

i open the paper like a child on Christmas morning,

anxious to see what you might say.

i am not sure what occurred first.

my patient understanding or

your improvement in article,

but just the same,

it happened.

thank you for brightening my day(s).

Samantha from Sacramento

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